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West Campus
P: 303.691.2384
F: 303.226.5529

East Campus
P: 303.338.4110
F: 303.338.4129


West Campus
801 Yosemite St.
Denver, CO 80230

East Campus
17101 East Ohio Dr.
Aurora, CO 80017

Vanguard Classical School does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, ancestry, need for special education services, or any other grounds prohibited by law. Vanguard Classical School serves students with disabilities and English Learners and provides services to students as required by state and federal law. (

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“We were drawn to Vanguard Classical School by the curriculum and the inclusion of character development. Our children are truly thriving there! We love hearing about what they’re learning, and they are happy to keep going back.”

"Our high school program may be small, but our biggest strength is that we are a FAMILY and look out for our students. We care about our students and show that through character education and different opportunities for students and teachers to collaborate. We truly are a unique environment to learn and grow!"

"We're a small school, so you get more one on one help from your teachers."

"It's easy to make friends because groups aren't's really inclusive."

"Our VCS Community will always be there to support them both academically and personally."

Learn more about our Kindergarten program!

Learn more about our high school program!

We are looking for people with positivity and a passion for our mission to join our board of directors! We have one community member board seat open. At this time, there are no open seats for VCS parents/family members. Per our bylaws, we can only have on parent representative from each campus, and those spots are occupied.

Our board of directors assists us with our strategic direction and our long-term sustainability. Their leadership helps ensure our vision and values and our commitment to equity are lived out in our daily work.

Board members work collaboratively with other members, the executive director, and the school leadership team.

We value a broad range of personal and professional backgrounds.

Interested? Please contact our Executive Director Jay Cerny, to discuss this leadership opportunity.

Contact Jay Cerny here!
Vanguard Classical School East is a public charter school in Aurora serving approximately 800 students in grades K-12.

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At Vanguard East compared to 67.6% at Aurora Public Schools
Choosing VCS East

Charter Schools Are Schools of Choice

The charter process provides an avenue for educators, citizens, businesses, communities and parents to direct their innovative efforts. Charter schools offer teachers, students, and families a chance to be part of designing and working in semi-autonomous, creative schools under defined philosophical approaches. Each teacher, student, and family chooses to be there. WE THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING US!